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Q: Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index.php?page=427645R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htmR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhostO2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dllO2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllO2 - BHO: Microsoft Live Search Toolbar Helper - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - c:\Program Files (x86)\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0541.0\msneshellx.dllO2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dllO3 - Toolbar: Microsoft Live Search Toolbar - {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414} - c:\Program Files (x86)\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0541.0\msneshellx.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdobeCS4ServiceManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS4ServiceManager\CS4ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbyloginO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRunO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /backgroundO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exeO4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLLO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dllO13 - Gopher Prefix: O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/2008.1...toUploader5.cabO16 - DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} (DLM Control) - http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/vers...vex-2.2.5.0.cabO16 - DPF: {D1E7CBDA-E60E-4970-A01C-37301EF7BF98} (Futuremark SystemInfo) - http://service.intelcapabilitiesforum.net/global/FMSI.cabO18 - Protocol: intu-qt2008 - {05E53CE9-66C8-4A9E-A99F-FDB7A8E7B596} - C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTax 2008\ic2008pp.dll (file missing)O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dllO23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exeO23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeO23 - Service: @dfsrres.dll,-101 (DFSR) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DFSR.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exeO23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService64.exeO23 - Service: GameConsoleService - WildTangent, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP Games\My HP Game Console\GameConsoleService.exeO23 - Service: HP Health Check Service - Hewlett-Packard - c:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exeO23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeO23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeO23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exeO23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exeO23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IoctlSvc.exeO23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe,-101 (slsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files (x86)\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exeO23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

A: Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. I suggest you do this and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.regards _temp_

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Hello all. Seems to be slower when I have all (4) of my USB sockets filled. Thanks in advance.JonLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:41, on 12/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\StkASv2K.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\... Read more

A:slow CPU / Hard Drive constantly running

Hi JonnyBGoode,

My name is Syler and i will be helping you to get your computer cleaned up. Please give me some time to look over your log
and I will get back to you as soon as i can.

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I've gone through all spyware recommended here, but still something is running in the background that wasn't before a few days ago. I notice that things move slower than before and several times the computer had frozen. No blue screen, but the keyboard completely stops responding. I do a hard reboot and everything seems is OK except the program or process or whatever is still running. I hear the drive crunching away.Any help would be much appreciated!Thanks,ChrisLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:41:19 AM, on 3/7/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefW... Read more

A:Hard Drive Running Constantly

Hello GreenKeyHomes and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

My guess is that either Windows Defender or Norton is doing a scan, thus the hard drive activity. If interupted, then it will simply restart when the system is rebooted. I would suggest that you post a question in the XP forum and let them do a little deeper analysis of what process is utilizing the CPU and taking up the bulk of the system resources at the time of the hard drive activity.

Cheers.

OT

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I just cleaned my computer's virus with Combofix and everything worked fine, but now my hard drive doesn't stop running. It never used to run this much. I've defragged and ran all the antivirus programs out there but the problem hasn't gone away. Any help would be cool.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:14:55 PM, on 3/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Hard Drive Constantly Running

Does anybody have a clue as to what this could be? I've checked the task manager and everything seems fine. The disk doesn't seem to start running constantly until about 30minutes after the computer is turned on. Please help.

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Please help, the hard drive on my desktop pc is constantly running and it is slowly torturing me into insanity...here's a copy of a log from Hijack This (saw this remedy on another post). Thank you for whatever help

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My computer's hard drive seems to almost continually be in use. Soemtimes it is frenetic, while at other times the activity is slower, but constant. This can't be good for the drive, and it is clearly slowing down my pc. Even web browsing is slowed by this condition.

The activity continues unabated even if I haven't touched the keyborad or the mouse for hours. Rarely is the hard drive quiet.

I have pasted my system information from Belarc below, but will certainly provide whatever else is required.


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Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Jreadspc (in WORKGROUP)
Profile Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:52:27 AM
Advisor Version: 8.1b
Windows Logon: James R. Eads

Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) HP-Pavilion GM276AA-ABA a6167c
System Serial Number: MXX7270LJB
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: ECS Nettle2 1.0
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.12 06/11/2007
Drives Memory Modules c,d
400.09 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
156.83 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM dr... Read more

A:Hard drive constantly running

Open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar
Select the Processes tab
Select the View menu item, then select the Select columns menu item
Select I/O Reads and I/O Other, then click OK to accept those changes
Select the "Show processes for all users" button in the lower left of the window
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see all the columns
Double click on the I/O Reads column header (to sort by that column)
Look for values that are excessively high in the I/O Reads or I/O Other.
Let us know the Image name for the processes that are causing this.

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Can some of you folks take a look at this HJT log to see if I have a problem. On my office computer, which runs 24/7, when I come into the office in the morning I have to reboot the machine because the hard drive is working and essentially will not allow any applications to work. This has happened each morning fro the last month. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:31:44 AM, on 11/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3244 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$ACT7\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ofps.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

A:Hard drive constantly running?

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I've scrubbed for spyware, viruses and defragged. Now running Win XP SP2, 1 GB RAM, P4 3GHz CPU with Kerio Personal Firewall, NOD 32 and Sunbelt SpySweeper.

FWIW, the drive runs constantly, even at the DOS screen before loading Win XP Safe Mode (keeps running in Safe Mode); also runs at normal WinXP logon screen before entering password.

Odd thing, it seems to run apps comfortably fast. The CPU load seems quite low. I just can't figure out why the drive runs all the time. I've looked at the data from Sysinternals Filemon - virtually all the activity is the E: drive (SATA drive described above).

Any thoughts?

A:Hard Drive Running Constantly

There are various Windows maintenance processes that run whenever other aps are not consuming all the resources so a constantly running HD is normal.

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Greetings all. Ive been having an issue with my PC and im hoping for some help.

This is a computer i built, and its been marvelous. It has a Core2Quad 2.4ghz, 4gb 667mhz ram and a 500gb Hdd.

My problem has been that the hard drive wont stop read/writing. Even after its been left alone over night, and for hours on end, ill look at it and it'll still be active. Its also extremely sluggish, even after a clean install of W7, which i know is because of the hard drive.

Im wondering if i can get a second, third or fouth opinion... but im thinking that the HDD might be bad and its time for a new one. Ive tried reinstalling windows, and its still slow to load, and take for-freaking-ever to boot.

Thank you for any assistance.

A:Hard drive Constantly running

Run the tests from the hard drive manufacturer.

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. I was running Vista and about 2 weeks ago I decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After the upgrade, things worked beautifully, but a few days ago my hard drive began running constantly and still is. Whether I leave it alone or am working on it does not seem to matter, yet system performance seems unaffected by it.

I am a novice computer user so straight forward instructions or explanations are more than welcome.

Thanks.

A:hard drive running constantly

It always runs when the PC is booted unless your power settings are set to turn it off after some time.

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My hard drive is always going full bore, and is driving me nuts. After taking a look at a couple other threads I saw that posting an HJT log can help diagnose the problem. Here is the log. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:14:29 PM, on 20/08/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bell\Sympatico Security Advisor\SSA.exe
c:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Windows\vVX3000.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.... Read more

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I have closed all the programs in sys config. and except for the virus protection a program or something is running non stop in the background causing the computer not to function as it should, any thoughts?
I can't even download this TSG Sysinfo file above.
 

A:windows 7 hard drive constantly running

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Hello, I have a Dell Dimension 4700, its about 4/5 years old. Running Windows XP home edition with Mcafee Total Protection. Been fine till now!

Back in July I reformated my hard drive (after backing it up in June), I had gotten a nasty virus and all my research said reformating was the best thing. So all was ok until about the end of August.

I have run the virus scan, I ran spybot, I have even gone to msconfig and disabled all start up items and it is still doing the constant running. Though I just looked at the start up items and CTFMON is checked again, I didn't enable it. I even tried a system restore and it fails for every date I have selected so far, can't remember when exactly it started doing this sometime shortly before Aug 25th

So while googling I found this site and the following old thread :http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/631281-solved-hard-drive-always-running.html

A moderator named CyberTech suggested downloading something called HJTInstall.exe

Would that be the thing to do and could someone walk me through the results?

Thanks!!!
 

A:Solved: Hard drive constantly running

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My wife is running Window XP Home Edition on an IBM TP600E, with a very small hard drive (4GB), of which there's about 600MB of space available. I'm not sure it's worth updating to a larger drive for a computer this old, but I guess I'm open to that option.

What I'm really wondering is, that when the laptop is idle or when you first launch a program, the laptop just seems to be "furiously searching" the hard drive, and is consequently very slow to respond initially. Granted, there's not a lot of hard disk space available, and I have de-fragmented the hard drive recently, but is there anything I need to be doing (or can do), to make the laptop more immediately responsive on demand - and reduce that constant hard drive "searching". I'll concede that the hard drive "searching" and the laptop initial responsiveness may be unrelated, but my spider sense is tingling - and tells me that they are.
 

A:Constantly Running Hard Drive - Searching, But For What?

I'd think first step should be pulling up the Task Manager and attempting to see what uses most CPU. If that doesn't help, in Task Manager go to View > Select Columns > check the checkboxes with names I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O Read Bytes and I/O Write Bytes and click OK. You'll get four more columns. Sort each column by highest value and see which process uses the HDD most.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16270 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228936 MB, Free - 114930 MB; D: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 708538 MB; G: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 209518 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z87X-UD3H-CF
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 12:30:18 AM, on 11/1/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17344)

FIREFOX: 32.0.3 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\Origin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\APSDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Media Server\DivXMediaServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4\BrCtrlCntr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\Di... Read more

A:Iexplorer constantly running, hard drive getting full

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start P... Read more

A:Hard Drive Constantly Running, High resource usage

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Hello all:

I recently downloaded Windows 7 Home Premium but now the computer is running extremely slow and windows explorer crashes constantly. Eventually the computer freezes and I have to reboot. I reinstalled Windows 7 but the problems repeat. Please help!!!!

Thank you,
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A:Windows Explorer Constantly Crashing and System Running Extremely Slow

where did you download it from? did you run the system checker to see if your machine could run win7?

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My system is running very slow...my processor sounds like its working very hard. I have followed the listed suggestions in an attempt to clean is up a bit and maybe speed things up. NO malware/vireus or spyware was found. also I am gettign this message from time to time, unk why....... "error loading c:\program files\common files\paretologic\uus2\uus.dll"below is my hijack this log, assistance in figuring out what is bogging the system down is appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 6:35:03 PM, on 2/16/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

A:system running slow and hard

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I just installed two hard drives in my Windows xp64 machine and now the file system is running really slow. Like, if I open My Computer it takes forever to load. Anything I try to do takes a really long time. Even just highlighting drives takes a several seconds to register.

Stopped pretty much all non-essential applications from starting, but it doesn't seem to help.

I currently have five internal hard drives and two external drives totally around 2000GB. The only thing I can think is that the two new drives are SATA drives while all the others are EIDE. I don't see why that would cause problems, but I thought maybe.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:System running really slow after installing new hard drives

What is the rated output of your PSU? The way you now have it setup will need a lot of power to push it.

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My roommate gave me his old computer that no longer worked due to a ton of viruses from a lot of random downloads. I took it in to a computer repair shop and they installed a new hard drive and said it should be working fine, now. It is definitely working and seems to be working well for the most part, but it's really slow. I have a ton of free disk space, so it shouldn't be that. I was just wondering, is it possible there's still viruses or anything that's keeping the computer running so slow?

A:Computer with new hard drive running really slow

If the shop removed the old hard drive, replaced it with a new in box hard drive, and installed the operating system from legitimate install media, applied the OS updates, updated all applications, and installed a reputable AV and antimalware programs,, then you shouldn't have an infection.  Can you give some system specs for the machine?  Processor, RAM, hard drive size, operating system, applications installed.  

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Hi folks

Here is the problem. Had a problem about 2 weeks ago and got help from PCForum. They had me come to this site for a program.

Computer worked for a few days and started slowing down. When trying to open pages in Mozilla, it sometimes will take several minutes.

The more I use the computer the slower it gets. The hard drive is always accessing and the wireless connection is always on (transmitting and receiving. Also, when I close Mozilla, it stays open in task manager and continued to grow. I finally shut it down when it topped 450K of mem. usage. I've never seen it over 150K before.

svshost. exe is open 8 times in task manager.

I have to manually disconnect my wireless to get the light to go off.

Any suggestions as to where to go from here?

Thanks

A:Computer running slow, hard drive and wireless always on

Download malwarebytes and update it and then run it.

Clear your temp files with atf cleaner

Scan your computer with the free scanner at eset.com

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Hello,

I'm trying to set up this computer for my dad to connect to his TV and stream media.

Here are the [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]computer [COLOR=green !important]specs[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 190 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]RADEON[/COLOR][/COLOR] XPRESS 200M Series, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38146 MB, Free - 20464 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite L25 , Not Applicable , 1234567890
Antivirus: Microsoft [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]Security [COLOR=green !important]Essentials[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR], Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled


Based on instructions given to another user with the same problem I wenth ahead and ran HijackThis.

The scan log file is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:41:12 AM, on 9/8/2011
Platform: Windows [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]XP [COLOR=green !important]SP3[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17099)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
... Read more

A:Hard drive running continually. Computer very slow

I've requested this thread be closed.

I'm assisting you in the Windows XP forum here, so there's no need for you to submit a duplicate thread here.

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My computer is running very slow, started a couple of weeks ago. The hard drive is constantly running, even when at a rest for a long period. every 1 to 2 seconds, the hard drive is 90-100% active. programs and web pages are taking a long time to load.



Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium (build 6000)
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 34%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 2038.82 MiB / 1331.28 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 4294.45 MiB / 3575.51 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1928.89 MiB

C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 55.88 GiB total, 25.15 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (No Media)
G: is Fixed (FAT32) - 298.02 GiB total, 184.33 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - HITACHI_DK23EA-60 ATA Device - 55.89 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 (bootable) - Installable File System - 55.88 GiB - C:

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 - WD 3200AAJ External USB Device - 298.09 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 298.09 GiB - G:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled to auto-install.
Windows Internal Firewall is enabled.

AS: Windows Defender v1.1.1505.... Read more

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The hard drive on my system recently started running almost constantly after I log in. The result is that it is basically unusable. I was able to run HiJack this, but I can not get many other programs such as IE, Firefox and Itunes to even run (they eventually open but are frozen).

I can't think of any recent changes that might have caused this to happen.

So far, in investigating this issue, I ran SuperAntiSpyware, which did not find any threats (other than advertising tracking cookies). I also tried booting up in Safe Mode. Booting in Safe mode seemed to fix the problem, but the problem returns as soon as I boot normally.

So, in the hopes that someone can help me track down the nasty program that is causing my computer to behave like this, I have uploaded a Hijack This log.

Here are my system specs:
Windows XP SP3
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ 2.01GHz 2.00GB of RAM
Two 232 GB Hard Drives
 

A:Hard Drive alway running - Computer Very Slow

In case this is easier to view this way, here is the Hijack This log I made:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:31:06 AM, on 14/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupda... Read more

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This is a copy of the generated highjack this anyone can help?

Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\maxmenumgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=63&bd=PRESARIO&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL ... Read more

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I updated my hard drive from a 500 gig to a terabyte and down my computer is running alot slower. I also installed Windows 7 Enterprise (32 Bit). I am using DDR2 Ram, with 6144 Mbytes, the total physcial memory is 3.24 gigs. Can anyone help me in resolving the speed issue??

A:Updated Hard Drive to a Terabyte and now computer running slow

you have 6gb of ram installed, but you are using windows 32bit.. that could be one reason you running slow, as windows 32bit will only show 4gbs of ram.. you need windows 64bit to have windows use and show all your ram... swapping hard drives should not slow your system down... was it a brand new hard drive or a used one??

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Hey, thanks in advance for your help. I just installed a second hard drive into my PC (because the external case i had it in wouldnt turn on all of a sudden) and pc started doing something weird. My PC was running SO SO SLOW, I coudln't get My COmputer to open, and it kept popping up to say that folder on my hard drive are "corrupt and unreadable". I restarted the PC, and that disc check thing started running (you know that thing you usually press any key to skip when you havent turned the PC off properly). Then it went through every file on my drive saying stuff like "Recovering Orphaned File" and "index error on $130". That has finnised now and windows has loaded, it's not telling me folders are corrupt, but i still can't get MY Compuer to open, and Windows is running rediculously slow. It's 5 mins for notepad to open. The start menu runs like normal, but everything else is rediculous.

Just to clarify, windows and all software is running of the original hard drive (40GB) not the new one (250GB)

I'm failry sure all the ribbon cables are connected. I paid particular attention to that. I can't partition and format the hard drive because I have vital information on it that I CAN NOT loose. I'm a 3rd year multimedia student, and all my assignemnts (on the drive) are due in 3 days. I THINK that the 40GB drive is FAT32 and the 250GB is NTFS, as far as I know. I'm running Windows XP Pro (originally came with W... Read more

A:URGENT HELP NEEDED! installed 2nd hard drive. PC running stupidly slow

To be honest, it doesn't sound good. I assume that the drive with the errors was the former external drive with your class assignments on it. Have you tried disconnecting the second drive and booting to Windows to see if it runs normally?
 

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Hi all,

Seems as my wife's system has started to get sluggish. WIndows seem to lag or leave ghosts and the fans are always running high.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:42:35 PM, on 8/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1209922340\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.e... Read more

A:Fans running hi, system running slow

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.".
Click on Continue.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.

Looks fine other than missing an anti-virus program.
 

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I saw someone said to use Combofix..... here is the log:: do i need to do anything else?
Thank you for all the help



ComboFix 08-02-13.2 - Daddieo and Mommy 2008-02-13 15:45:40.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1075 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\aaaa\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Daddieo and Mommy\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL
C:\Program Files\My... Read more

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I saw someone said to use Combofix..... here is the log:: do i need to do anything else?
Thank you for all the help



ComboFix 08-02-13.2 - Daddieo and Mommy 2008-02-13 15:45:40.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1075 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: C:\aaaa\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

C:\check_LSA7.txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Angelica\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Daddieo and Mommy\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\FunBuddyIconBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MailStampBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyFunCardsIMBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\MyStationeryBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\SmileyCentralBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\WebfettiBtn.html
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\msimg32.dll
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BKGERR.JPG
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3BROVLY.DLL
C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\F3CJPEG.DLL
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A:hard drive keep running ... no jobs running

hello ,

does the drive keep running if you have the internet disconneted from the pc ?

also follow these steps

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to sliptream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & /)

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while th... Read more

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I installed Vista on my newly built computer, and it's been a month, my hard drive still runs everytime i turn on my computer until i turn it off non stop even thought there is no programming running. Can anybody tell me why it is doing such thing? i am afraid that i might have a broken hard drive. can anybody give me some advise on it? Thank you very much.
 

A:Hard drive keeps running even without program running.

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Please help me figure out what this is. Sometimes the hard drive just starts running and stays running for a couple of hours. This makes my laptop unuseable. I figured it was a program running but the taskmanager shows no applications running or processes that are causing this. One time when this happened I got a message all of a sudden that said Operating System Not Found. Shut down with power button and restarted. On restart the windows fixer came up which I used but no problems were found. Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I can provide more info that may help solve. Ran hijackthis the last time it happened... took awhile but here is the log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:18:20 AM, on 9/19/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security Suite\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x... Read more

A:Hard disc running constantly

Hi,I apologise for the delay, the forum is very busy.If you still require assistance please acknowledge this post, thank you.

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Hi,

I desparately need help. My Sony Vaio HD is constantly running, regardless of any programs being used. Internet access is slow and even opening any documents or programs is very sluggish. I've run Norton and gotten back no viruses. 50 GB of the 80GB hard drive are free. A HiJack This report is below. I hate to have to go out and buy another PC so any suggestions/help on how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 88224 MB, Free - 51813 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:26 PM, on 9/2/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe
C:\Users\Sheila Miller\AppData\Roaming\Smilebox\SmileboxTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

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This started after a colleague plugged in her thumb drive yesterday, and it hasn't stopped since. I have shut down, restarted, ran spybot...unfortunately, my antivirus hasn't been working, and I'm having issues getting our tech people to reinstall it. Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:46:37 AM, on 5/28/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16809)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchk.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Dfawep\bin\hpbdfawep.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Client Server Security Agent\PccNTMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.ya... Read more

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Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background.
Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents.
Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes
up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running
again, apparently searching for needed background file?
How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time?

I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME.
If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet.
Problem began when I tried to change desktop background.

Appreciate any information!!

Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic!

Thanks

[Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM]
 

A:A drive constantly running?

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Hi my laptop is becoming a nightmare to use. It picks and chooses when it wants to work or constantly freeze. I'm finding that it is freezing a lot when I click on a new page and it says on the top bar 'not responding' then unfreezes maybe 60 seconds later. It just seems to be a lot slower now and i think its maybe because I have no idea about antiviruses etc and what the best software to gave is. I have MCafee and also the free version of Malwarebytes. I also have WinPatrol but only because it was recommended, I have no idea what it does or how to work it. I just want my laptop running fast again. Any help or advice is much appreciated. Here is all the desired information. I hope I have provided everything that is required. Thanks.

Lee.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:45:36, on 07/08/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18602)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.e... Read more

A:Laptop constantly freezing and running really slow

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Here's my HJT log, any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!JonLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:12, on 04/14/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Jon\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.binC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:Slow computer / HDD constantly running/searching

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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My computer has been BSODing for about a week now, I was getting IRQL_not_less_or_equal, and occasionally a page exceeder error or that, the main problem is that my computer has been running on normal mode now, but is very slow, and takes ages to respond, I have 4gb of RAM and it's never been this slow, also youtube videos are very slow, and freeze for like 3 seconds at a time then catch up, and I can't run games well, indicating a video driver issue maybe? Anyways, here's the Hijack this log

Homebuilt pc:
Gtx 460 768mb
Quad core amd processor, not the greatest forget exact name, it's decent
500gb HDD
4gb of DDR3 RAM

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:07:53 PM, on 8/10/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ExpressFiles\EFupdater.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Game Booster 3\gbtray.exe
C:\Fraps\fraps.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v2\WNDA3100v2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\Austin\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com... Read more

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Hi all,

I think I followed everything correctly to get you the requested logs and am in great hopes you can help me.

A little background, as requested. First off, my computer could be considered a "dinosaur" in computer terminology, but I rarely do anything other than check email, browse the web and do the occasional work from home.

It has been running fine for years. Never really noticed any lags or extreme slowness, I'm assuming it's due to my not doing a lot of "space consuming" things.

The only thing I want to mention is that anything "Tor" related such as the "Tor Browser" or Bitcoins, they are to do with an anonymous browser that I have on my computer and have had installed for weeks with no issues at all. I need them when doing work at home to ensure anonymity.

I also constantly run and keep updated Microsoft Security Essentials, just FYI

Following are the logs requested:

HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:18:45 AM, on 11/9/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Running very slow and constantly freezing; Windows XP

What's the model name and model number of that HP laptop?

What's the product number on the sticker?

How much RAM does it have?

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Click Start - Run, then type in

%temp%

and then click OK.

Click Start - Run, then type in

c:\windows\temp

and then click OK.

Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

After you're done, restart the computer.

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Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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What are the names of the checked entries in Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - "Startup" tab?

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My laptop is running extremely slow and programs such as logonui.exe and explorer.exe are constantly crashing

A:Windows 7 running slow constantly crashing

Hello budlite3851, Did you just remove malware and with what tool?Please run chkdsk in Windows 7

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For reasons which are unknown to me, the system process never goes below 50% CPU usage nonstop. I made sure my drivers were up to date, as well as running my AV and so far have had no luck lowering the CPU usage. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:System Process Running at >50% CPU Usage Constantly

What AV program are you running and does your CPU usage go down if you shut it off?

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idle system process is running constatly in the task manager i have tryed to run anti virus *after updating* running adaware se personal *after updating* still the idle system process is constantly runing and wont stop. i tryed to end task that wont work if any one has any suggestions i would greatly apreciate it
 

A:idle system process running constantly

The IDLE process is exactly that. A process that runs and consumes all of the CPU when their are no other processes requiring the processor.

That is, if you are doing nothing, this process should be in the area of 99%.

When there is activity, the sum of all the CPU consumption of all the active tasks PLUS that of the idle task should be 99-100%.
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:06:14 PM, on 5/14/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17109)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\... Read more

A:Drive constantly running winxp

I've run antivirus and rootkit and defraggler. i can't spot any unusual processes running when drive lags.

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Hey all, any help would be greatly appreciated. My laptop is giving me fits and causing me a ton of problems, I'm always having to reconnect to the internet and whenever I am online I get all kinds of pop-ups. It also takes forever to run any programs because of how slow my computer is running. Please help, what do I need to do to fix this?

A:pop-ups, constantly disconnected from the internet and computer running very slow

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the t... Read more

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Hi Guys,

I hope I'm not repeating an issue here but I've been searching off and on for months now so if it has I must really be asking the wrong questions...

I've got a HP Compaq 8710p laptop that has been my daily-use work and personal computer for the past couple of years, over this time I've upgraded the HDD a couple of times and used the onboard HP_RECOVERY image to reinstall the OS each time. The issue I have is that for some reason the hard disk runs more or less constantly (and noisily). I'm convinced this directly contributed to the early demise of my last hard disk so I want to get this sorted out.

I've been poking around trying to sort this out with procmon, autoruns and hijackthis however as I'm not having any joy I've reverted all my changes except for switching off the various Intel AMT startup services - please let me know if you want me to turn these back on.

I've attached a Hijackthis log and here are the details from TSG Sysinfo;

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3055 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466520 MB, Free - 387669 MB; D: Total - 10396 MB, Free - 585 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30C3, KBC Version 73.2E,
Antivirus: Panda Cloud Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-D... Read more

A:Solved: HP laptop drive running constantly

Not sure of the cause, solved by removing all startup items included by HP.
 

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Hi there, in the past week, I've started to notice my laptop behave more sluggishly and become quite slow when it would have otherwise handled the amount of applications open etc without any problems.

Scans with antiviruses over the past few weeks have flagged up removed so called viruses/ trojans , so I'm not sure whether this may have lead to my laptop suddenly becoming quite slow?

Please help :) Below is the DDS scan result and attached are the other logs requested.


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by JKGill at 2344 on 2011-09-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4058.2761 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimal... Read more

A:Laptop starting to run slow&constantly running at high CPU Usage ,frequently AT 100%

Also just to let you know, when I opened gmer , all of the top boxes were greyed out from system to libraries. so I performed the scan like this

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My computer has been running really slow & the hard drive seems like it is always running. Some of the disk cleaning utilities do not work b/c of space issues, the drive is 228 gb & 21.1 gb is free.

I downloaded the tsskiller & malwarebytes as recommended in another thread. Both came up clean & have also run Norton, spybot,trend micro, etc. which have not come up with anything either.

This is the hijackthis log, any help would be appreciated
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:16:58 PM, on 3/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\4.3.0.5\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sv... Read more

A:Computer Hard Drive Running all the time; computer slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those w... Read more

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Hello, just like the topic states. Pretty new notebook with Vista 64 bit OS. Takes forever to load and the hard drive reads incessantly during this time. After it loads, will quiet for a time, then start reading again.

DDS and Root Repeal do not work with my OS.

Thank you for any and all help.

A:VERY Slow Startup and Hard Drive Constantly Reading

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Hi peeps and thanks in advance for any help you can give me! My laptop is doing my head in thanks to its new-found ability to chew up free disk space on my C:/ drive. Not sure if this problem has been on-going for a few weeks or something, but it's come to a head now!! A few bits of info that might be handy: Vista Home Premium 32bit, laptop is about three years old, 160GB HDD partitioned into a C: and a D: (both with approx 70GB total space according to Properties).
The story goes like this:

1) Got low disk space warning pop up (something like 300MB left!) - thought that this was entirely plausible since my wife keeps taking videos of our little baby on her camera and saving them on the lappy!
2) Decided to move some User folders from the C: to the D: and in the process moved about 5GB which then freed up several gig of space on the C: drive. Then I noticed that this was consistently dropping and the HDD light was flickering all the time, even when the laptop was not in use.
3) Updated and ran all the following programs: AVG 2011 Free, CCleaner, CWShredder, Malwarbytes - and nothing untoward reported.
4) Booted into safe mode and ran the programs again and still nothing reported.
5) Accessed VSS records via a command prompt and this was set to UNBOUNDED maximum capacity and showing as 16GB in use on disk, so revised this down to 12GB (a cautious approach, I admit!) and freed up a bit more space but this again is slowly being reduced.
6) Ran WinDirStat and this is showing ... Read more

A:Hard disk constantly running (writing?) and disk space disappearing

Andrew
First, lets find out what is on the drive
JDiskReport or my preference
http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

This link may help and give information.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...pace-in-vista/

Scan with your antivirus
Scan with malwarebytes. Did you update, when you ran your report?

Space is probably being taken by restore points, Did you check for that possiblity?

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Windows XP - My computer started making the popcorn popping sound like it is constantly writing to the hard drive and the computer is slow or occasionally gets hung up. Not sure if it's related, but recently I received hundreds of mail delivery failure notices in Outlook Express for mail I had not sent to people I do not know/have in my address book. I changed my password and it stopped for a month, but lately I get about 5 delivery failures a day.

MSE finds nothing, but lately it takes 24 hours to complete a full scan.

I appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks!

A:Slow computer, sounds like it writing to hard drive constantly

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Hi thereLooking for some assitance. I have a problem with my computer - the hard drive is constantly spinning and taking up to about 50% of my system resources. I think i have posted my log - please advise if I have made a noob out of it!Thanks very much.ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 20:47:03, on 12/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exeC:\Program Files\DVICO\TViXNetShare\TViXNetShare.exeC:\... Read more

A:PC hard drive light constantly on mouse clicks slow.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 and have been running a secondary HDD as an add on for well over 2 years now, but now all of a sudden the 2nd drive is running a lot slower than the primary drive. If I am playing music from this drive it will skip randomly and when copying data to and from the drive the mouse movement becomes choppy and everything slows down.

So far I have tried removing the drive and replacing it with another spare I borrowed from a friend and this was doing the same. I have checked my drive in another machine and it works perfectly. I then swapped out the IDE cable and still no difference. Both disks are running off the same IDE cable and have been for some time, I really don't understand why all of a sudden this has started to happen.

Any help on this will be much appreciated.

Thanks

Graham
 

A:2nd Hard Disk Running Slow...Help

Sometimes that is the only symptom of file system errors. Try chkdsk /r on the drive.
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite  running windows 7. I got the computer from my father and had to remove a lot of malware and games. I wish i could do a factory reset but i do not have any of the factory disks. It seems like there are a lot of processes running and the physical memory is almost always at 100%. Any help would greatly be appreciated . Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba laptop running super slow. physical memory running high

You can first try this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/74523/how-to-disable-startup-programs-in-windows/
 
Then you can try removing all the junk files on it using CCleaner or BleachBit or something similar. If that doesn't help, I would recommend dual booting this PC with Ubuntu 14.04. I actually published a tutorial on doing that here:
http://69.107.93.24/Blog/52015/
 
You could then use that as your primary OS.

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Hi Suddenly my computer has been running quite slow and there is HDD activity all the time. I noticed there is a blank page - Internet explorer entry running in task manager (which keeps coming back even if i manually stop it) and a couple of iexplore processes running in the background although I havene't opened any IE windows.



DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Yannis at 1812 on 2014-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1253.30.1033.18.3551.821 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Computer running slow & Internet explorer instances running in task manager

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Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

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Please download ComboFix and Save it to your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Get help here

Double-click ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts to run it.

Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboFix is done. Comb... Read more

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My PC seems to be running considerably slower, I have this multi media gadget
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDeta...5-157bd66ca5af
and both cores are indicating they are running at 100%, something it never used to do. I also noticed I had soem trouble getting my HP printer to work, needed to re-install the software, and still it's been problematic, stalling in the print queue.

Task manager was locked out by administrator, which was a sign I have been possibly been infected..

I followed the 5 steps from your forum. I would really appreciate your help..

I'm running vista on AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

Heres is the Deckard scan:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Luke on 2008-02-20 23:20:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
26: 2008-02-21 01:24:54 UTC - RP115 - Windows Update
25: 2008-02-16 06:19:17 UTC - RP113 - Windows Update
24: 2008-02-15 01:50:44 UTC - RP112 - Windows Update
23: 2008-02-14 06:29:15 UTC - RP111 - Windows Update
22: 2008-02-14 06:25:02 UTC - RP110 - Device Driver Package Install: CXT Modems


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-19 00:49:46 UTC - RP88 - Windows Update


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-20 23:... Read more

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I don't have any real idea of what the problem could be at this point. I have tried uninstalling unnecessary programs without any change in the way that the computer is behaving. HijackThis won't post a log file and also says that I have been denied write access to the Hosts file.  Any suggestions?

A:Computer running slow, freezing, stalling and generally not running properly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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OS: Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3200

Hello! I’ve suddenly encountered problems loading windows, after many hours of trying to fix the problem I’ve had enough!!

Problem 1:

When I log into windows (or before I even attempt to) my hard drive starts to become extremely busy and after entering my password my desktop will take around 10 mins to load (it would usually take 10 seconds), first it will be my desktop wallpaper, then the start menu will appear then the Icons…it takes a further 10/15 mins for the PC to “Settle Down” and stop being so slow…up to that point the hard drive is going crazy1! It then takes ages to load any programmes and takes an age to log off\shut down. After about an hour of my desktop being active, the hard drive will have stopped and it will only be a little bit s;pwer than usual than usual to load programmes.

I have run AVG and Ad-aware, nothing detected…I have also stopped any programmes loading at start-up in msconfig, all except from ctfmon.exe which won’t stop from loading.

The processes running are:

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
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A:Windows loading very slow/hard drive constantly busy & other problems

Welcome to TSG....

To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:
To download HJTsetup.exe from TrendSecure To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
Click on the link below to Download HijackThis Self Installer:

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/threat_analytics/HJTInstall.exe

Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be p... Read more

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OS: Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3200

Hello! I?ve suddenly encountered problems loading windows, after many hours of trying to fix the problem I?ve had enough!!

Problem 1:

When I log into windows (or before I even attempt to) my hard drive starts to become extremely busy and after entering my password my desktop will take around 10 mins to load (it would usually take 10 seconds), first it will be my desktop wallpaper, then the start menu will appear then the Icons?it takes a further 10/15 mins for the PC to ?Settle Down? and stop being so slow?up to that point the hard drive is going crazy! It then takes ages to load any programmes and takes an age to log off\shut down.

I have run AVG and Ad-aware, nothing detected?I have also stopped any programmes loading at start-up in msconfig, all except from ctfmon.exe which won?t stop from loading.

The processes running are:

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

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A:Computer suddenly slow/hard drive constantly busy & other problems

Well the first thing I want you to check is this:
Right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager

In the window that loads click the + next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Select Primary IDE Channel > Properties > Advanced Settings and tell us what the settings there are.

These setting controls the speed that your harddrive transfers data at.

It is also possible that your harddrive is failing which would cause slow read/write times. If you could post the maker of your harddrive we can direct you to their specific diagnostic tool to see if your harddrive is in fact failing.

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Two days ago, I received an email that appeared to be from a known relative, opened it, then realized it was not sent to me by anyone I know, but attached to someone else's contact list and sent as a "spoof" email? (from what I've read). I checked the properties, made a copy, posted below, and deleted it. Did not click on any of the links. From what I've managed to gather, after entering keywords from the email into various sites, I found quite a few matches to this problem, however, I am getting mixed signals on probable affect on my system or best way to check. A copy of the properties are posted below. Have run several scans, but get no real "alerts" regarding my system. I ran the scans in safe mode and normal mode. Was referred to Hijack This to run a summary. Have pasted my log. My system is running slower than normal and when I log onto the internet, or just into my email account, the screen comes up, quickly flashes off, then comes up again. After this point it seems to run fairly normal, but slow. I am aware that I have limited "unused" space on my system and before backing up, and sending photos to online sites for storage, I want to ensure, with your help, whether or not an obvious problem is shown on the log. I am below the "amateur" level of this type of process so please have patience and let me know if you see anything that I should remove. Thanks so much! THE EMAIL PROPERTIES=============================... Read more

A:Received a "spoof?" email, system running extremely slow, not sure if system infected, need an expert

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Brand: Gateway FX Series
OS: Vista SP2


Recently my computer has started booting up very slowly, and after it boots up the CPU or the fan (not sure which) stayed revved up. If I check the task manager idle system process is running at 98-99% all the time. I know this is a measure of how often the CPU is idle, but I don't recall it always being so high.

If I start the task manager as soon as my computer lets me when I boot up all my CPU is going to idle system process for some reason, instead of booting things up.

Its been awhile, but I seem to recall that some problems can make it look like idle process time when in reality something else is actually wrong.

I get random lag when I open a program. Firefox for example, will load just fine, but then I try to click something and the computer momentarily freezes. Its not just Firefox though, it happens when I open up "My Documents" or Pidgin or anything.

I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes, and Spybot S&D, all of them came back clean.

I would post stuff from Belarc Advisor here, but it keeps hanging on the "Checking local network of this computer." part at 54%.

I'm not sure where to go from here. :(

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slow - Random Hangups and Fan Running

I finally got Belarc to respond and finish.

EDIT:: I can't attch the .html file. How do you all prefer it to be presented?

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Ok, for the past few weeks, I had been getting a message that said a resource was missing, but I stupidly never wrote down what specifically was gone. It said that it could not open the Dell Dock because of it and windows explorer was running slow at times and restarting periodically. It did this for about three weeks, then, two nights ago, the computer froze, so I reset it, and it started on the green bar then black screen loop.

I tried running it in safe mode, no dice, and all other alternate boot options. It would hang up each time. Finally, I was able to get the system restore wizard up, this was earlier today, and reset the system to how it was 4 days ago. It actually opened Vista, but in low res mode and everything is painfully slow, except for the internet, which runs at normalish speeds.

Are there any possible causes or solutions for this?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
 

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Hello - I am a first time poster that is looking for some possible help before I unplug this computer and take it to the shop. I have a Dell 2350 (approx 3 yrs old) running Windows XP SP2. For the past couple of weeks, the computer has been running very slow and shuts down during any scans or programs running (ex. Ipod updates, virus scans,spyware scans, etc.), which means I have been unable to try to figure out what the problem is. I have been able to run Hijack this and have posted the results below: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:06:33 PM, on 11/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\S... Read more

A:Computer Running Slow - Shuts Down During Scans Or Program Running..please Help!

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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Hi TSG!

Can you please help me . I have this laptop and it is allegedly top of the line or so i was told by the "techs" of clean my pc. Anywho long story short. My computer is running an abnormally amount of process at start up. When i open up task manager there are 99 processes running ! Can you please help doctor my computer. Or i will have to pay the 199 and take it to the Geek Squad if you think that will help.

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
Natasha

This is my computer stats:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3836 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227364 MB, Free - 127467 MB; D: Total - 11106 MB, Free - 1874 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30FC
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

And this is my Hijackthislog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:00 PM, on 11/27/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
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A:Computer running multiple processes at startup. Running very slow!

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig

Click OK.

Select the Startup tab.

Other than hpWirelessAssistant, you can uncheck just about eveything in there.

Restart the computer.
 

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I have installed superanti spyware and that found some stuff to delete, Im quite computer illiterate, the internet is running at about 4 or 5 for speed and it should be 8 according the internet provider, they said everything is fine from their end, however I may have programs running on the computer that shouldnt be and are slowing it down, Im not sure if this is a spyware issue, virus, program not needed? Under the windows task manager the system idle process is 98 under the cpu, everything else is 0, I dont know if that makes a difference?
 

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cant seem to figure out why its running slow and always crashing / hanging up. Right click barely works any more and its not a mouse issue. Takes forever for it to bootup and forever for it load any program. Its a nightmare that needs to be fixed

hp a1330n
1 gig ram
250 hardrive


DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by HP_Administrator at 21:52:33.26 on Tue 06/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.307 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
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A:system running slow

Hello and welcome to Tech Support Forum.

My name is km2357 and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.

I will be giving you a series of instructions that need to be followed in the order in which I give them to you.

If for any reason you do not understand an instruction or are just unsure then please do not guess, simply post back with your questions/concerns and we will go through it again.

Please do not start another thread or topic, I will assist you at this thread until we solve your problems.

Lastly the fix may take several attempts and my replies may take some time but I will stick with it if you do the same.

Sorry for the delay in replying, the forum is very busy. If you still need help, please post a fresh DDS Log

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I'm running Windows XP on a Sony Vaio. Two days ago a few messages popped up on my screen. One had a header of "Pccntupd.exe" and the message in the box said "Windows/System32/winsta.dll not a valid windows image." The other message said Realplayer.exe was also not a cvalid Windows image. I rebooted my system and everything seemed fine. Last night those messgages came up again and I tried to reboot but now my system has slowed to a crawl. programs are taking a few minutes to come up and when I attempt to close them I get a System Not Responding box and when I click on End Now it still takes a few minutes for the program to shut down.

I ran a virus scan using PC-cillin and it came back with no viruses. The last time I checked for adware was about a week and a half ago using Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D.
 

A:System running very slow

http://tomcoyote.com/hjt/ Hi Blackpool 3 Just follow that link and follow instructions to get Hi Jack This . Do a scan as directed on that page and place it on th eSECURITY forum . Someone will see it there analyze it and assist you in removing any problems . Good Luck
 

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Hi I'm currently running Windows XP SP2, but for some odd reason, any simple task that I do seems to take forever to load.

My Specs are (relevant specs I guess?):

AMD 64 3500+
1GB DDR Ram
Raptor 74GB HDD

I have not a clue why doing the simplest of things would be so slow. For example, it is slow to open up Firefox, (it'll show the loading timer on the cursor) and other things, it usually takes 10-20 seconds to load up programs whereas it never used to.
This is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 3:18:05 PM, on 6/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\refraxion\Desktop\HJT\HiJackThis_v2.exe

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A:System been running slow

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My system, especially when I am online, is running so slow. I don't know whether I have a bug or what. I really dont know what to do.

Michael

A:My system is running so slow

Read this thread and follow the instructions: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

It will help you determine if you do have a malware problem or not...

You may also just have too much running... the most common reason for this is a cluttered startup list(too many things going on at startup)...

To sort this I suggest you clean your startup items,
to do this:

Code:
- Click Start->Run
- Type "msconfig.exe" and press enter
- In Msconfig click the startup tab
(Note: Here you will see your startup items,
the majority of these will be unnecessary but
there are always some necessary items, e.g. firewalls/
anti-spyware apps.)
- Go through each of these
> work out if the entry is necessary
> (Use google if unsure)
(It's Adviseable to backup your registry before the next step
then if something goes wrong you can just re-instate the registry)

- If an entry is unecessary then disable/remove it
- Click OK
- You may be asked to re-start, i suggest you do and see if the speed
does increase. It will also help if something goes wrong because you
wont have to spend half an hour working out where you went wrong.

Other Notes:
- Main Applications (Web-browsers, msoffice, anything un-necessary at startup)
should be removed from this list to ensure the speed of your startup is
quicker.
- Updaters are optional, but i suggest removing them(from startup) if un-necessary
> for example i've removed Java's update Scheduler because it run's thro... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3959 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce G210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 937525 MB, Free - 866029 MB; D: Total - 16240 MB, Free - 2014 MB; H: Total - 609808 MB, Free - 597832 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2A9A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

System running very slow last 2 weeks, have done various program checks stinger, antivirus malware, over 98 processes running
 

A:System Running Slow

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Hopefully someone can help me with this. I have XP and my system is dragging dramatically. Below is a log from highjack this. Would someone please have a look and lemme know what I need to fix on here? ty

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 8:27:41 PM, on 10/17/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\alogserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\fast.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Fast.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MSNGAM~1\zone.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\keyexp\KEYEXP.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\... Read more

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Hi basically over the last couple of days my systems started running really slow compared to normal iv done all the recommended things and it still isnt its good old self was just wondering if you guys could help me identify the problem, if any.


Panda Active Scan

Incident Status Location

Adware:adware/webdir Not disinfected Windows Registry
Spyware:Cookie/Advertising Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\l6r8g4ot.default\cookies.txt[.advertising.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/RealMedia Not disinfected C:\Documents... Read more

A:System running rather slow

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I recently did a complete reformat of the HD, installed XP Home, did all the current updates, freshly installed all my software, etc, etc.

Until this past week things were running darn fast. All of a sudden this past two days there's a lag when clicking on links, changing screens from time to time, and just today Outlook 2002 failed to load immediately.

I've run Spybot, Ad-Aware, cleaned my Temp and History files, etc, but it hasn't seemed to make much difference.

Any ideas on where to look next?

Thanks.
 

A:System running slow lately

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Im new to all this so if I post in the wrong form please let me know. The problem Im having is my system takes a long time to boot up. So I ran Rkill and it came back with these three files...

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\InfDefaultInstall.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\InfDefaultInstall.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\InfDefaultInstall.exe

I then rebooted into safe mode ran a full system scan with Malwarebytes and Avast and nothing came up. I know somethings not right so any help would be great.

Im running Windows 7 64bit SP1
AMD Phenom II x2 560 processor 3.96GHz
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4) DDR3 1600 C9 DIMM

If I left anything out please let me know

A:slow running system

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download and run this DDS Scanning Tool. Nothing will be deleted. It will just give me some additional information about your system.Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr DDS.pifDDS.COMDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.Please just paste the contents of the DDS.txt log in your next post. DO NOT attach the log.===Third party programs if not up to date can be an open door for an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.===Please post the logs for my review.

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My system is running slow. What could be the possible cause please HELP!

Details about my computer
Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz 5.6 4.5
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.5
Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics 4.5
Gaming graphics 1306 MB Total available graphics memory 5.3
Primary hard disk 61GB Free (98GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Ultimate

System
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Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Model Satellite C665
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
Disk partition (C 61 GB Free (98 GB Total)
Media drive (D CD/DVD
Disk partition (G 26 GB Free (68 GB Total)
Disk partition (H 15 GB Free (73 GB Total)
Disk partition (I 19 GB Free (59 GB Total)

Graphics
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Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics
Total available graphics memory 1306 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1242 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.15.10.2430
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Network Adapter A... Read more

A:System running slow!!

My system is running slow. What could be the possible cause please HELP!Click to expand...

System running slow is not a Networking issue, so I moved your thread. I wouldn't want to hazard a guess about the possible cause, but possible causes include hardware defect, disk needs to be defragged, insufficient free space on system disk, temp folders with too much junk, too many programs running and just general system corruption.
 

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Windows XP SP2
Intel Celeron M Processor
1.30 GHz 256 MB RAM

System seems to be running slow. Alot of pop-ups. Apprreciagte the help. Here's my Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:27:46 PM, on 3/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:System Running slow

Hello, welcome to TSF!

I am sorry for the delay getting to you, but forums been busy lately.

If you still require assitance do this:

Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.
alternate download site

DSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for me to analyze.
Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.
You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.
If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one will be maximized
extra.txt <- this one will be minimized

If not, they both can be found in the C:\Deckard\System Scanner folder.
Please copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your next reply.
-- When running DSS, some firewalls may warn that it is trying to access the Internet especially if your asked to download the most current version of H... Read more

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by SENTHIL on 2008-02-22 16:39:24
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------



-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
29: 2008-02-22 11:03:12 UTC - RP534 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
28: 2008-02-22 04:41:10 UTC - RP533 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
27: 2008-02-21 06:49:24 UTC - RP532 - Installed Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP
26: 2008-02-20 08:56:17 UTC - RP531 - Installed AVG 7.5
25: 2008-02-20 08:55:12 UTC - RP530 - Removed AVG 7.5


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-01-29 10:42:36 UTC - RP506 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis (run as SENTHIL.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:41:37 SELVI, on 2/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A few days ago my pc started running really slow. I didn't do or download anything new so i'm stumped. every few minutes its like my system skips. freezes for a second then runs. Every program I click stops responding, I have to wait a few seconds for it to start running again. Minimized windows lag while they're being maximized, Chrome tabs open and load pages really slow. Even clicking the start menu takes it forever to come up. its like im running on an ancient PC.

I've done some things to try and fix this like:
Avg boostspeed and CC cleaner to try and fix any problems.
Cleaned and defraged the registry &
Defraged and optimize the hard drive
Virus and malware scans all come back negative. No windows updates either.
I have no idea what else to do.

I have noticed that the light on my pc. (the one that flashes when my hard drive is being used or something) it seems that when my pc has this lagging issue the light stays on for longer instead of just flashing. I dont know if that has anything thing to do with this problem, but I thought Id mention it.
 

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My system has been running a little slow and i am getting some .dll errors at start up.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:53:51 PM, on 3/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdccoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\Creativity Suite\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:59:01 PM, on 15/07/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5346.0005)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TheWeatherNetwork\WeatherEye\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sy... Read more

A:system running slow

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and I'm unable to load my add/remove programs list.
my C drive is corrupt so i have everything setup on D
Please tell me if here is anything there that shouldnt be there..
also, when i try to uninstall AVG Free Antivirus software, i get this error and it stops.
Local machine: installation failed
Initialization:
Error: Checking of state of the item INI file autoexec.bat failed.
Data error (cyclic redundancy check). (23) %PATH% = "C:\autoexec.bat"
Is there anyway I can fix that..

thanks

chuck

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:55:29, on 09/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
D:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\Browser Mouse\1.1\MOUSE32A.EXE
D:\Program Files\HP CD-Writer\Mmenu\hpcdtray.exe
D:\Program Files\ICQLite\ICQLite.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
D:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\Pr... Read more

A:Please Help..My system is running very slow

it looks clean

sun
 

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As you can see this system has little installed. It has slowed to the point where wait times even when opening Word are longer than acceptable, but there doesn't seem (to me) to be any reason for the slowdown. Am I missing something that shows in this log?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:59:40 PM, on 7/28/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\NSClean\BOClean\BOCORE.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NSClean\BOClean\BOC422.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files ... Read more

A:System Running Very Slow

Hello cyberhelp,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

I don't see anything nefarious running in your log. Can you tell me what all you've tried here, so we can look at other options?

Thanks,
tea

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Hi there, My system has been running slow the last few days and acting a little strange, here is my log, any help is greatly appreciated.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:26:04 PM, on 10/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symant... Read more

A:System Running Slow

Not much showing in that log....let's have us a look. Is this the same system we helped you on recently? Strange how, exactly? The more info you can provide, the better equipped we will be to help.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition
*Note* For Ad-AwareSE also install the VX2 Addon Cleaner To run this tool once Adaware is updated click on Add-ons in the lefthand column. Select VX2 Cleaner V2.0 and click Run Tool. Click "OK" , then, if something is found, click "Clean" as in the directions given. Click "Close", and exit Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search & Destroy
CWShredder

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from th... Read more

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hello,

for the past few days my computer has been running very slow. i scanned the computer with AVG and SpyBot and they both come up clean. i tried defragmenting the C: drive but everytime i run the defragment, the computer restarts by itself. i dont know what else to try. below is the hijackthis log created in safemode. thanks for the help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:15:15 PM, on 4/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://google.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareBlock Class - {0A87E45F-537A-40B4-B812-E2544C21A09F} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF... Read more

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I recently updated to Norton Internet Security 2007 and started having lock up problems. I completely deleted norton with the norton removal tool. After that I defragged my system, and resarted, but was still locking up.

So I took my system over to a computer store and they checked all the hardware and said they could not find anything wrong. Other then my power supply going bad. I swapped that out and thought everything would be good.

NOT!!! Right now though I am not locking up my system is very sluggish. Even typing this is slow. Playing games and videos and using the internet seems to slow things down.

I don't know what to do. Can someone please help me.

Im running Windows XP service pack 2/ AMD 2400/1 gig of ram/Geforce 4 4680 TI graphics card/ASUS A7V8X/Internet explore 7/microsoft intel optical mouse/micro keyboard/haier HV-918ts flat screen monitor. Thats all thats connected. no norton
 

A:System running slow

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A few days ago my pc started running really slow. I didn't do or download anything new so i'm stumped. every few minutes its like my system skips. freezes for a second then runs. Every program I click stops responding, I have to wait a few seconds for it to start running again. Minimized windows lag while they're being maximized, Chrome tabs open and load pages really slow. Even clicking the start menu takes it forever to come up. its like im running on an ancient PC.

I've done some things to try and fix this like:
Avg boostspeed and CC cleaner to try and fix any problems.
Cleaned and defraged the registry &
Defraged and optimize the hard drive
Virus and malware scans all come back negative. No windows updates either.
I have no idea what else to do.

A:My system is running really slow

Open task manager processes (Show all processes for all users)

post a snapshot of all processes.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:24:39 PM, on 7/4/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exec:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Conso... Read more

A:System Is Running Slow

Hello,Please read this: Help! My computer is slow!

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Hi There!!

I shall be very thankful if anybody guide/help me to resolve my computer's slow running issue.

My system configuration is as follows:Windows edition: Windows 7 professional - Service pack 1
System:
Rating 2.0
Processors: Intel (R) Core (TM))
Duo CPU E4500@2.20 GHz
Installed memory (RAM) 4.00 GB, 3.24 GB usable
System type: 32 bit Operating system
Problem:
My system running very slow, booting and shutdown is perfect. There is problem in MS word, the folders doesn't open instantly it takes much time to open a folder, to save something and also takes time, the Internet Explorer is very slow, to open any web page it takes much time, to open any email it takes very long time to open an email. To open Internet Explorer also takes much time, when click on an email, it takes snail phase to open. When type something on online the typing also slow. Sometimes, in MS words while typing the letters appears very slow.

I've the following software installed.eScan; Internet Security Suite - Anti-virus & Content Security
IObit Malware Fighter V2.4 (Free)
Advanced System Care 7 (Free)
PC Cleaner (Systweak PC Cleaner) Free
Driver Booster (Free)
Smart Defrag v.3 (IObot Information Technology) Free
Advanced Disk Recovery (Free)
Advanced File Optimizer (Free)
Ginger (spelling check software) Free
I shall be highly appreciated if anybody help me to resolve these issues.

Thanks and regards.

~Binyamin

My location is India

A:My system running slow

See: Is Your PC Running Slow...? | Tech Support Forum

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Running winXP Pro version 2002 sp2 on an AMD sempron 2200+ with 1/49 GHz and 256 MB of RAM.

The system has been running progressively slower and slower and recently popped up with the "MWSBAR.DLL" missing error. I had family in town using the computer and I believe that there may have been some inappropriate browsing going on. Realizing that this far exceeds my computer knowledge, I am requesting (begging for!) some assistance in cleaning house.
Thank you in advance.

Please find both the hijackthis log followed by the Panda scan log.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:18:26 AM, on 11/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1300 Series\lxdcamon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG\avgupsvc.exe ... Read more

A:System running slow. Need help.

Hello Yak,

Welcome to the Tech Support Forums :)

Sorry about the delay.:( If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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The computers at my office have been running slow and I need to remove the about:search virus. The computers are networked so do I need to remove the virus on all workstations, or can I just remove this from one computer? Here is the HJT log from my computer:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:20:21 AM, on 11/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
c:\jetsuite\jsdaemon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\TBPSSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\TBPS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\jetsuite\JETSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\PIB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WSup.exe
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A:System running slow

This is the unzipped scan, sorry about the mistake. What should I remove and will I need to use safe mode during the Re-boot.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:55:53 AM, on 11/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
c:\jetsuite\jsdaemon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\TBPSSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\WinTools\WToolsA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\TBPS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\jetsuite\JETSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Toolbar\PIB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WSup.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.websearch.co... Read more

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My system is running slow. I am having a lot of problems with IE and my Adobe programs often flake out on me. If the system isn't running slow, the CPU usage is always running at 50% or higher even when I'm not doing anything.

Here is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:48:18 PM, on 3/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2008\TPSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2008\APVXDWIN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2008\PsCtrls.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2008\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.e... Read more

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Hi, I am trying to help a neighbor get his system working or replace it. It is an HP pavilion a705w system from around 2004. Its a 30 gb drive with 1`4 gb free and has been defragged.

There seems to be an HP task to update software which seems to run and do nothing noticable. There also seems to be remnants of trial software left after removing the trial app.

He has 256 mb memory board and I have ordered an additional 512 mb to see if that helps.

ANy assistance would be good. I did get a situation for GMER where the system claimed it was out of resources and could not save log files. I rebooted and got what I could.

Malwarebytes has been run, the quick scan, one problem found and fixed.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Run by HP_Owner at 16:04:43 on 2012-08-21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.247.108 [GMT -5:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\... Read more

A:system running slow

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.----------------------------------------------Please can you run aswMBR Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itClick the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.Can you also attach the MBAM log which showed the positive result you mentioned.

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